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'''Louisa May Alcott''' (; November 29, 1832March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel ''Little Women'' (1868) and its sequels ''Little Men'' (1871) and ''Jo's Boys'' (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name '''A. M. Barnard''', under which she wrote novels for young adults. Published in 1868, ''Little Women'' is set in the Alcott family home,...
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PseudonymA. M. Barnard
Birth date{{birth date|1832|11|29}}
Birth place{{nowrap|Germantown, Philadelphia|Germantown, Pennsylvania, U.S.}}
Death date{{death date and age|1888|3|6|1832|11|29|mf=y}}
Death placeBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationNovelist
Nationality| period = American Civil War
GenreProse, poetry
SubjectYoung adult fiction
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